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Health and Social Care A level

The GCE AS and A Level in Health and Social Care, and Childcare is suitable for post-16 learners who are interested in learning about the development and care of individuals throughout the life span from conception to later adulthood.

Learners will follow a broad study of health and social care, and childcare at AS, and can then choose between two pathways at A2 to develop depth of knowledge and understanding in either childcare or adult health and social care.

The qualification enables learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding within the context of health and social care, and childcare.

How will I be assessed? (Assessment)

1 Promoting health and well-being (External assessment)

2 Supporting health, well-being and resilience in Wales (Internal assessment)

3 Theoretical perspectives of children and young people's development (External assessment)


4 Supporting the development, health, well-being and resilience of children and young people (Internal assessment)

5 Theoretical perspectives of adult behaviour (External assessment)

6 Supporting adults to maintain health, well-being and resilience (Internal assessment)

What kind of work will I do outside the classroom?

Learn to work independently researching work based case studies from health care settings.

What could I do at the end of my course? (Progressions)

The qualification provides a suitable foundation for the study of health and social care through a range of higher education courses, or into employment. Learners may also progress to other qualifications within the health and social care and childcare suite.

In addition, the specification provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for learners who do not progress to further study in this subject.

Entry Requirements: GCSE English C, Maths C + portfolio of other qualifications.